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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1915

Vol. VI
p1735
5337

(Born Cal.)

Layson E. Atkins

(Ap'd Cal.)

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(Layson Enslow Atkins, Born at Hurleton, CA, Oct. 12, 1892.)a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1911, to June 12, 1915, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers.

Served: At Washington Bks., D. C., student officer at Engineer School, Sept. 12, 1915, to

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 23, 1916; at Colonia Dublan, Mexico, with Co. B, 2nd Engineers, with Punitive Expedition, Sept. 28, 1916, to Jan. 11, 1917; at Washington Bks., D. C., student officer at Engineer School, Jan. 15 to Apr. 14, 1918, and with Co. C, 1st Engineers, April 14 to May 9, 1917; at Boston, Mass., recruiting 14th Engineers (Railway), May 10 to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

June 28, 1917; at Camp Rockingham, Salem, N. H., Adjutant, 14th Engineers, June 28 to July 25, 1917; en route to France via England, July 27 to Aug. 18, 1917; with British Expeditionary Force, Aug. 18, 1917, to

(Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 18, 1918)

March 21, 1918; at Army Engineer School, instructor in bridging and instructor of Engineer Candidates for Commission, March 23 to Aug. 27, 1918; en route to U. S., Aug. 28 to Sept. 17, 1918; at Camp Courchesne, El Paso, Texas, commanding 9th Engineers (mounted), Oct. 12, 1918, to

(Returned to Grade of Captain, April 26, 1919)

Sept. 23, 1919; at Washington, D. C., in Equipment Section, Office of Chief of Engineers, Sept. 28, 1919, to Jan. 15, 1920; at Camp Humphreys, Va., Adjutant, Personnel Adjutant, Athletic Officer, Historian and commanding Band, 5th Engineers, Jan. 15, 1920, to ––––

Vol. VII
p1059
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 18, 1918.

Returned to Grade of Captain, Apr. 26, 1919.

At Camp Humphreys, Va., Adjutant, Personnel Adjutant, Athletic Officer, Historian and commanding Band, 5th Engineers, Jan. 15, 1920, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 11, 1920; at Urbana, Ill., Associate Professor of military Science and Tactics, University of Illinois, Aug. 12, 1920, to June 11, 1921; at Fort Humphreys, Va., Instructor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps Camp, June 13, 1921, to July 31, 1921; at Washington, D. C., on leave of absence and in hospital, Aug. 1, 1921, to Aug. 23, 1921; at Urbana, Ill., Reserve Officers' Training Corps duty, Aug. 27, 1921, to June 5, 1922; at Camp Custer, Mich., Instructor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Officers' Reserve Corps Camps, June 5, 1922, to Aug. 4, 1922; at Urbana, Ill., Reserve Officers' Training Corps duty, Aug. 5, 1922, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Nov. 4, 1922.

June 4, 1923; at Camp Custer, Mich., Senior Instructor, Engineers, for Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Citizens' Military Training Camp, June 5, 1923, to Sept. 1, 1923; at Urbana, Ill., Reserve Officers' Training Corps duty, Sept. 4, 1923, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 22, 1924.

June 8, 1924; at Camp Custer, Mich., Instructor, June 9, 1924, to Aug. 31, 1924; at Owensboro, Ky., and Louisville, Ky., Assistant to U. S. District Engineer, Sept. 4, 1924, to Sept. 11, 1926; at Washington, D. C., Assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia, Sept. 18, 1926, to May 26, 1930; en route to Juneau, Alaska, May 28, 1930, to June 24, 1930; at Juneau, Alaska, as Engineer Officer, Board of Road Commissioners for Alaska and Assistant to District Engineer, June 25, 1930, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p289
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., C. E., Jan. 22, 1924.)

At Juneau, Alaska, Engr. Off., Bd. of Road Commissioners for Alaska and Asst. to Dist. Engr., June 25, 1930, to July 25, 1932; at Ft. Lewis, Wash., comdg. 2nd Bn., 6th Engrs., July 31, 1932, to Feb. 2, 1934; at Los Angeles, Calif., with Civil Works Administration, Feb. 4, to Apr. 26, 1934; on leave to July 20, 1934; en route to station to Aug. 10, 1934; at Washington, D. C., student off., A. I. C., to June 22, 1935; at Ft. Devens, Mass., instructing Engr., O. R. Camp, July 9, to 27, 1935; at Boston, Mass., Engr., 1st Corps, to Aug. 12, 1935; at Pine Camp Maneuvers, Philadelphia, N. Y.,b Engr., 1st Corps, Aug. 14, to Aug. 29, 1935; at Washington, D. C., student off., A. W. C., Aug. 31, 1935 to

(Lt.‑Col., C. E., May 1, 1936)

June 24, 1936; C. of Supply Sec., Mil. Div., O., C. of Engrs., to July 13, 1939; en route to station to Aug. 10, 1939; at Seattle, Wash., Dist. Engr., U. S. Engr. Office, to Sept., 1940.

Died Oct. 1, 1940,c at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 57.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Atkins' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Not a typo; there really is a Philadelphia, NY: see their website.

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c His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of Col. Atkins' death as September 17, 1940.


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